Galleri F 15


31. Mar - 24. Jun 2012

Tendenser is Galleri F 15’s annual exhibition focusing on contemporary Crafts. Since the early 1970`s it is established as an institution in the field. With focus on what is happening in contemporary crafts, it has revealed the tremendous development that has taken place in form, function, format and content. A great  umber of profiled Nordic curators have curated Tendenser. Time Out. Tendenser 2012 is the 39th edition.

35 works by established and renowned artists from two countries: Norway and Finland are represented. The exhibition seeks to open up for an insight into the material consciousness that manifests itself in the two countries, with the differences and similarities that might exist. Over the last ten years Tendenser have raised questions about what craft is and should be and how to draw the line between crafts and art. In this year's exhibition Heidi Bjørgan moves beyond these issues and pave the way for greater immersion in the materials, away from the tactical deliberations, smart strategies and professional discussions. The title Time Out. Tendenser 2012 reveals a desire for a pause and a different approach to the field. Bjørgan ventures outside the conceptual discussions and requests just time out! She wants us to stop, be engage and challenged by what each material; glass, wood, ceramics, textiles and metal opens up for. -I am concerned with the creation of good art, says Heidi Bjørgan. Whether it is crafts or arts.

Andrew Barton (NO), Svein Narum (NO), Signe Solberg (NO) Anne Thomassen (NO), Tove Tømmerberg (NO),
Borghild Rudjord Unneland (NO), Rikka Latva-Somppi (FI), Sari Liimatta (FI), Nithikul Nimkulrat (FI), Kim
Simonsson (FI), Caroline Slotte (FI).

Heidi Bjørgan (b. 1970) is a Ceramics graduate from the Art Academy in Bergen and Konstfack in Stockholm. She
is also trained as a curator from the Art Academy in Bergen. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including the
international exhibition Ting Tang Trash at Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum (2011). She has her self
pparticipated in Tendenser three times over the last ten years.

Riikka Latva-Somppi, Aamupesu – Morning Washing , Jan 2010, 8,5 x 32,5 x 32,5 cm, photo R. Latva-Somppi_K

Riikka Latva-Somppi, Aamupesu - Morning Washing (2010).